A patient is misdiagnosed twice and doesn't get a doctor recommended blood test, the patient subsequently died. Was there contributory negligence on behalf of the patient?
The authors concluded, "The findings suggest that ibuprofen-acetaminophen is a reasonable alternative to opioid management of acute extremity pain due to sprain, strain, or fracture."
The panel - made up of nearly 100 physicians and scientists - debated and whittled down over 150 nominations to decide upon the final 10.
Receipt of red blood cell transfusion from ever-pregnant donor tied to increased risk for males.
Researchers analyzed data from >60,000 physician respondents who are based in the largest 50 metropolitan areas and compared this with U.S. census data.
A total of 703 abortion facilities in the U.S. and 94 in Canada were surveyed to estimate the prevalence of medication abortion practices and to compare the regional differences.
The case involved a 69-year old patient with paranoid schizophrenia who was brought to the emergency department following violent behavior against the staff at the nursing facility he resided in.
Research on whether aspirin (which has both anti-inflammatory and anti-atherosclerotic properties) has an impact on depression has been limited.
The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) specifically for the treatment of migraine and headache is "relatively low" in the U.S.
Cases of septic shock, osteomyelitis, Clostridium difficile colitis, and paraspinal abscess have been documented as a result of chronic Lyme disease treatments.
Results showed that by the end of the 1-year study, there were no significant differences in hemoglobin A1C levels or HRQOL across the three study arms.
Using data from the Drug Diversion Program of the Researched Abuse, Diversion, and Addiction-Related Surveillance System, the authors were able to calculate the rates of gabapentin diversion (per 100,000 population) for each quarter from 2002-2015
"This has important ramifications for public health recommendations," said Christopher Gallagher, MD, professor and director of the Bone Metabolism Unit in the Division of Endocrinology of Creighton University School of Medicine.
Researchers found that in the study cohort of 96,595 children, those exposed to quinolone ear drops had an increased risk of perforation
The data showed adult males who used 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors did not exhibit a significantly increased risk of suicide, however the risk of self-harm did increase.
The researchers conducted and extensive literature search (1945-2014) for randomized, controlled trials that compared anti-anginal drug efficacy for managing stable angina.
According to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, long-term metformin use is significantly associated with lower serum vitamin B12 levels, but those at risk often are not monitored for this deficiency.